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Our goal at the Chair of Strategy, Innovation, and Cooperation is to foster an inspiring work and learning environment in which answers to the most important questions concerning our discipline, the economy, and society as a whole can be found. This is done vis-à-vis the development of new business models to best suit digital transformation, or the management of interorganizational networks in crises, for example. Our research aims to study practice-oriented phenomena in a way that is interdisciplinary, empirical, and scientifically sound; in doing so, we can generate new insights into both theory and practice. This is strengthened through close co-operation with internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, France, and Germany. With partners in industry and the public sector, new forms of co-operative and integrative collaboration between university and business can be found.



Our research focus falls into three main categories:

  • Strategy

This field sheds light on how organizations develop and change in order to successfully and sustainably operate in the current market. Key topics include Risk and Crisis Management as well as Organizational and Technological Path Dependency.

  • Innovation and Digitalization

Organizations are increasingly being faced with the need to innovate, especially for keeping pace with international competition. This trend is intensified through digitalization and, for example, with regards to business model innovation. Therefore, we consider an integrative observation of both phenomena from a theoretical and practice-oriented perspective to be vital.

  • Co-operation and Organization

Here, the focus is on means of co-operation that cross organizational boundaries, for example, interorganizational networking, crowd sourcing, or joint ventures. We also consider the impact on those involved in expanding interorganizational networks.